Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Circus Escape

by TDogAndNateDizzleProductions - Jam Entry

Circus Escape - A game for LD32Jam.

Tim and Nathan (Code)
Amanda (Drawing)
Kiran (Story)
Guest Starring Cluan as the Evil Ring Master

Web (Flash) version recommended. Click on game to focus and press any key to start. Mac and Windows Native builds currently crashing on credits screen after game complete, but beyond that OK.

Photo Credits

Scene 1 - Modified version of photo from:
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog .

Scene 2 - Modified version of photo by: Andrew Dunn
Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 28 October 2004.
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Scene 3 - Modified from Google Earth imagery.

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Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Very cool mini games and story!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:51pm

haha good use of collage. But clowns make me scared D:

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Pretty entry for fun. These little games was pleasant. I want more. Nice photographs in background. Why you haven't added some music? Thank you ++

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:59pm

I thought that the combination of cut-out figures and photographic backgrounds worked very well.

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:01pm

I thought the game had crashed but it turned out I had to press spacebar to start the game. :-) Nice graphics.

insane66 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:16pm


jgritty says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:13pm

The bananas go right through the cars :(

Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:53pm

Don't work (Windows and Flash). Windows error is : Could not load module std@get_env_1

Mony says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:01pm

interesting game

rortron says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:13pm

I like the greyscale background with the colorful characters. When throwing the banana, if you have too much force the bananas seem to go through the cars but otherwise fun to play.

cdgugler says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:22pm

Very creative! I liked throwing bananas at cars. Now it just needs more scenes.

Switch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:02am

hahahaha, creative

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:25am

Love the storybook characters combined with the photograph backgrounds. Makes for a unique visual feel. I liked the decision to go with little scenes with different mechanics, it kept things fresh throughout. I died on the banana-car bit and had to start over! I'm going to try to beat it again.

jacobturn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:06pm

simple controls and a fun story

Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:39am

A perfect game for a kid learning to read !
Probably because my inner kid is too lazy or slightly too old, because the game wanted me to restart all the story from the beginning I've stopped playing after a car crashed into my elephant.
I don't know if you tried this game with real children and how they behaved when they had to restart from the beginning, but maybe it could be a plus to have at least a second chance just after a fail.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:52am

That was very funny ^^

dieblume86 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:02pm

Nice start.

pythong says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:08pm

you used space for attacking and for the text skip :/ i kept pressing space, but doing that i hardly had a chance to read the text for additional buttons
a forced pause or simply a different button would have been nice

Buko-Studios says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:44am

very cool narrative game! :)

Pinpickle says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:52pm

That was really nice, the graphical style was great. The punishment for death is pretty harsh - go back to the beginning

jprogman says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:55am

Nice artwork with photo cut-outs on a big photograph.
The mini-games are simple overall.

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